TERMINALLY HAPPY at Screen Social – Film Review by Ross Henbest by ToyBox Films

  “[…] we screened Terminally Happy (2015) written and directed by Adina Istrate and produced by Giannina La Salvia through their production company ToyBox Films.  It’s a beautifully shot short film loaded with melancholy and futurism, teasing us towards a wider narrative, unnerving and mysterious – we can’t wait to see what Adina’s going to do with this… We’re thinking Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror…”

ToyBox Films presents “Play Serious” with Whitechapel’s First Thursdays by ToyBox Films

ToyBox n. stockpile of imaginative tools from which to build, explore and engage.

‘Imagination’ could be defined as the action of producing ideas and images which are not present or have not yet been experienced. ToyBox is a collective of filmmakers shuffling the building blocks of imagination and creativity through the openness of play. From this foundation, artistic expression can take countless forms.

“Play Serious” invites the spectator to witness a compilation of fleeting moments when a cast and crew give way to a scene. The action becomes the embodiment of the story unfolding in real time.

ToyBox Films has worked on a very wide and varied range of productions, from documenting Marina Abramovic’s “512 Hours” durational performance for The Serpentine Galleries to constructing original live action short films backed by Film London, the BBC, the European Commission and Vestnorsk Filmsenter.

TERMINALLY HAPPY Shortlisted for an Observer Ethical Award by ToyBox Films

The Observer Ethical Awards, in association with Ecover, have been running for ten years and is The Guardian’s biggest celebration of environmental and social justice.  They celebrate the people, organisations and campaigners who are leading the way to ensure we have an ethical future.

For the first time, BAFTA will be sponsoring an award for the most sustainable film & television production and we are thrilled that our latest, “Terminally Happy” is amongst the three nominees. 

Albert’s Media Greenhouse Features TERMINALLY HAPPY by ToyBox Films

“Independent short film Terminally Happy tackled sustainability head-on, not least helped by choosing one of the most sustainable locations for the shoot. Crossways, a residential dwelling, provides enough solar energy to meet its efficient needs (and those of a resourceful crew), allowed the production to take place in a carbon zero environment.” – Media Greenhouse